Saturday, April 09, 2011

Nice review/commentary on challenges in phylogenomic analysis in PLoS Bio by Philippe et al. #fb


This one is definitely worth a read for phylogeneticists and phylogenomicists (is that a word?) out there: PLoS Biology: Resolving Difficult Phylogenetic Questions: Why More Sequences Are Not Enough. Philippe et al. discuss some important issues in using genomes to infer phylogenies of species in this commentary/review paper.  They discuss in particular some recent studies of animal evolution but they cover a lot of useful ground here and include a good review of terminology and some of the basic issues at play.  I am personally going to have to read it in more detail to help deal with some of the issues in our recent study of novel sequences in metagenomic data.

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